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I teach Elementary or Basic Math grades K-5.
I can teach beginning and intermediate cello, violin and piano.
I can teach Elementary and Middle School English.
I can teach ESL K-12.
I can teach History K- 8.
I can teach all ages for Language or Sign Language for the Deaf.
I can teach Music Theory for beginners and intermediate ages. I can teach K-8 Reading.

About Kathy
I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.
I am also a published author of five children's books. You can find them through my
publisher Xlibris. com and they are called Peggy, The Three-Some Book 2, The Writer's Corner Book 3, The Golden Nugget Book 4, The 1940 Diary Book 7. When you go onto their web-site put in my pen name of N.K.Beckley and they should come up. Emily Book 5 will be out sometime in March 2017 and books 6,8.9.10 should be out by Fall of 2017. These are books for students in grades 4th through 8th grades and are also interactive books. I hope you enjoy them.
I also tutor for Take Lessons Grades 1 to Grade 8 all subjects except higher level Math.

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Piano: All students start out learning both Treble and Bass Clefs, and their lines and spaces. Each student then starts to learn their major scales with both right and left hand for piano. They also learn the note values, and are able to put them together in a song. I use Michael Aaron curriculum, which takes in all of the above and their technique lessons. I use all the Michael Aaron Book One, Lessons, Theory, Technic, and Performance Books for any student that is age 6 and above and I would ask that parents would buy them from Anderson Music in Dearborn, Michigan as well as any other lesson books listed below before they come to my home for lessons.

Cello: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, the students learn the bass clef, lines and spaces, scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.I have played cello in the Waterford New Horizons Concert Band for over six years. I have also been the only cellist they have as a member of the band.

Violin: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, students will learn lines and spaces of the treble clef, note values, major scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.

Drums: Using Rockin’ Rhythm Raps, and using drum pads instead of drums, students will learn the correct way to hold drum sticks and the rhythms of all the notes in the treble and bass clefs. They will also learn songs to play.

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Upright piano w/ seating for parents

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I enjoy teaching beginners in any area, because then you can see how far they have come at the end of the year.
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Robert Bilenchi February 15, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I have recently returned from a week long stay at the Sonatina Piano Camp in Bennington VT and would like to notify all those piano students who may read this review as to the wonderful experience attending this camp can be. The camp takes adult piano students at all piano skill levels from beginner to well accomplished. Students stay in shared rooms (2-4 persons) which includes a piano in every room. Attendance is usually 18- 27 persons. The mansion itself is home to approx. 30 pianos. All meals are provided (and are outstanding) as well as piano classes and 4 lessons with concert pianists or university piano professors. Ample time is provided to practice a performance piece for the end of week performance night. Master classes are given on several evenings for those wishing to perform a work in progress piece for the attendees and the camp owner providing a public lesson.
I have found that the attending student group to be extremely supportive to all other students especially to those experiencing performance anxiety. Repeating attendees (from all over the country) have formed lasting friendships among themselves which have endured for years. Eight week long sessions are given throughout the year. In addition there are summer sessions for school aged youth
and also 4 short week sessions for those wishing to try a sampling of the camp. This past January was my 3rd year attending the camp and I will be returning again next year. My experiences at the camp have been truly unforgettable. More information can be obtained at Sonatina.com
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Robert Bilenchi October 27, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Kathy has worked wonders with my piano lessons. In about a year and half of lessons Kathy has added scales and exercises along with musical selections designed to enhance specific skills, plus has worked with me on select piano works which I find interesting and challenging. My abilities and quality of playing been steadily improving. She is always positive and uplifting yet she still can point out areas of playing quality which require work. She gears lessons and advancement of difficulty to my specific rate of improvement. I couldn't ask for better and and am looking forward to continued progress over time for my improved musicianship.
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Robert May 23, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Kathy is a patient and creative teacher who has provided me with continuous improvement in my piano playing through the application of music theory and basic piano exercises such as scales and arpeggios plus piano pieces which challenge and improve my ability. She has produced a marked improvement in my piano playing over the course of my lessons and I look forward to continuing that with her for the future.
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About Dan S.

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Former member of the National Honor Society. Received high grades in high school and college courses. Graduated with honors. Currently pursuing a doctorate degree and teaching a variety of subjects I'm passionate about.

About Dan
Dan is an accomplished, multi-disciplinary performer (Singer, Actor, Dancer, Pianist) and is the founder & CEO of Multiviewing; a five-month, life-coaching program providing clients a unique and structured platform for personal and professional development.

Dan has his BA in Communications and Music History & Literature from NC State University and his MPA in Public Administration & Nonprofit Management from Baruch College. He is currently working on his PhD in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. Dan excels in academia, as well as in multiple facets of the Performing Arts!

Growing up in NC, Dan trained at the Raleigh Conservatory of Music and was the youngest member of the Raleigh Oratorio Society and the North Carolina Master Chorale. He received excellent ratings in piano, vocal and a
cademic competitions, and was awarded the Triangle Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the North Carolina State University’s Theatre Endowment Award for Best Male Lead.

Dan is an alum of Broadway Theatre Project and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He has directed, music directed, choreographed and starred in several theatrical productions and benefit concerts across the country for a variety of national nonprofits. He dreams of owning his own nonprofit healing and performing arts center in San Francisco.

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Lived in: New York, NY
Current City: San Francisco, CA

Quote: “Everything starts with the decision and passion to succeed. Let’s unleash your potential and share your gift with the world!”

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Adam October 16, 2017
· Singing · Online
Dan is a fantastic teacher. If you are looking for singing lessons you'll be hard pressed to find a better teacher.

When we started I thought that some people just can't sing and that I was one of those people. Not only did I not know how to sing, I had no idea how to *learn* to sing. Dan was super patient and I felt like he figured how I needed to learn just as much as what I needed to learn.

Singing is a life long journey, and I still have a long way to go, but the difference in my confidence and ability since working with Dan is like night and day. I recommend Dan highly.
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About Amber A.

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I am interested in helping students struggling with math from basic algebra to calculus. When I was a computer science student, I took about 10 math classes; Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math I and II, Discrete Probability, Statistics and Continuous Probability, and Numeric Method on Digital Computing. I got good grades for all these classes. I enjoyed solving problems in math and often found myself taking the challenges of solving extra credit problems. It would be a very rewarding experience if I am able to share the process of solving math problems with others and help them improve their abilities to solve problems on their own.

About Amber
I was born and raised in S. Korea. I studied piano performance at Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Iowa and hold DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from University of Iowa. Other than music I hold BS in Computer Science from State University of New York, Albany. I began to play the piano when I was six and won prizes from the local competitions sponsored by Daegu Board of Education and Dague Division of Korean Musicians Association. I performed in major cities in Korea, the US and Europe such as Seoul, Paris, Vienna, Cleveland and Philadelphia. I participated in The Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition during my last year at University of Iowa and was mentioned by the judges as a technically very good pianist. For additional studies I participated in Aspen Music School and Music Festival, Claude Elffere's Master
Class (Paris, France), Mozarteum Summer School and Music Festival (Salzburg, Austria) and Vienna Music Seminar (Vienna, Austria). I was awarded scholarship when I attended Cleveland Inctitute of Music and Aspen Music School. My teachers include Jinsook Kim, Donald Walker, Paul Schenly, Gabriel Chodos, Viktor Teuflmayr, Claude Elffere, Anne Epperson, and Vivian Hornik Weilestein.
Previously I was a rehearsal pianist of operas, II pagliacci by Leoncavallo with Daegu Opera, Snatched by the Gods and Broken Strings by Param Vir with University of Iowa Theatre department, and contemporary operas based on the works by Francesca Cavalli with Temple University Opera. Other than operas I worked with Missoula Children’s Theatre for the performance of Aladdin. As a collaborative pianist I performed in numerous concerts and performed in master classes of Joseph Silverstein, Steven Isserlis, Julliard Quartet, Isaac Stern and Richard Stoltzman. I have been teaching piano at the university settings (University of Iowa and Catholic University of Daegu) or privately for 10+ years. Recently I taught at Half Note Music School in Bellevue, WA and was a pianist at St. Columba's Episcopal Church and United Christian Church in Renton, WA.
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Cheryl C. September 25, 2017
· Piano · In home
My first lesson with Amber was awesome. I would recommend Amber.

Thank you Amber
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Hui F. January 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Amber is a strict yet nice teacher. My two girls love learning from her and are excited about going to piano lessons with her. Although they have been learning piano for a few years already, they consider Amber well qualified to push them to professional level and say that Amber makes their music pieces much better and accurate.
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Michael May 16, 2016
· Piano · In home
Amber helped me improve my technique and play with better dynamics. I like that she often plays along with the student to demonstrate her lesson.
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About Joshua B.

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Basic Math is a simple set of rules that must be learned and memorized. I'm a professional teacher with a unique ability to perceive what students understand and how they understand, which I use to efficiently build students' knowledge, saving them both time and money.

About Joshua
I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree and didn't want to be a school teacher. I worked professional jobs in retail and tech sales and have come back to teaching.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I always make sure to work with the student first. I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons, though I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Kum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band, partially to rehab a brain injury.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

Practice is a must in order to develop the n
ecessary skills that demonstrate learning.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!
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Hilary July 23, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
In search of helping our 10 year old son build some self-confidence we sought out clarinet lessons this summer. He started playing in school last year, and it was something our reluctant son liked "enough" to want to build up some competency. Joshua has been amazing! He finds just the right amount of challenge to encourage my son to practice, but not get discouraged. My son looks forward to his lesson each week and told me that he isn't even sure he wants to switch to saxophone next year because he is having so much fun playing the clarinet. Joshua is amazing with children, and has spent time getting to know our kiddo and find out what will work best for him. Patient, calm, and inspiring--very talented instructor.
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Joan Y. May 4, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
Joshua Blatman is a fantastic music teacher. He has a great resume, is experienced in a variety of instruments, and a solid background in teaching.
I think any kids lucky enough to learn music from Joshua will have fun and hopefully fall in love with learning it, just like my kids have.
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Carolyn January 17, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I whole-heartedly recommend Joshua for anyone of any age and any skill level who wants to enrich their life learning guitar. I appreciate the fact that he makes the time and has the patience to adapt to my needs. Joshua is flexible in scheduling - especially for those unforeseen incidents - which is appreciated.

Being an adult beginner with music lessons, Joshua eases my frustration on immediately wanting to play perfect notes and chords. I look forward to continuing lessons.
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Able to provide lessons in number form (standard, expanded), decimals, fractions, adding/subtracting of both types, word problems. Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Also, can provide strategies for times tables (multiplication facts). I able to assist with exponents, absolute value, evaluating radical expressions, and order of operations (PEMDAS).

About Deanna
I'm a teacher in Philadelphia. I've been teaching and tutoring in this area for the last 7 years. Currently, I teach Social Studies (American and World History). I'm also tutoring Math, Reading (Phonics), ACT Test Prep, and Study Skills.
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Sawsan S. August 3, 2016
· Geography · Online
Awful. I had 33 questions and she only helped me with 2. She kept saying that if you solved it and you got that answer then maybe it be fineasier. I was the only one who was talking as if I were the tutor.
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Iryna R. July 20, 2015
· American History · In studio
I really liked Deanna. She is very erudite and humorous. Deanna is well versed in the history and she is able to transmit information very interesting. Confident that this course will be very useful and interesting for me!
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I use exercises and logic puzzles to help students understand math better.

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I went to Pensacola Catholic High then to Auburn University. I became a Christian while in Auburn and after graduation, in 2007, went overseas to teach English and do missions. I have been teaching since that time and am back home now. I enjoy teaching people and watching their confidence grow as they learn new skills and develop new abilities.
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Livia September 6, 2017
· Chinese · Online
Matt has a great way of delivering lessons that can relate to both children and adults. He makes lessons manageable so that a subject as intimidating as Chinese, can be exciting to learn.
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Jacob August 26, 2017
· Geometry · Online
Wonderful instructor, willing to repeat himself and go back a few steps to reinforce a prior example. My son was hesitant to try this and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to learn when someone is working with you one on one. :)
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I am currently at Wayne State University pursuing a degree in Secondary Education for Mathematics. I have my certificate to teach Mathematics from the State of Michigan. I am qualified to teach grades 6-12 in all subjects. I specialize in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus, but am highly qualified to teach all branches of Mathematics. I also have tutored Mathematics to other graduated students. I can customize lessons to meet the needs of individual students as that is what my profession calls for.

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My name is Rachel and I am a senior at Wayne State University's College of Education. I am majoring in English and minoring in Mathematics for Secondary Education. I have my certificates to teach both subjects from the State of Michigan. Not only do I have a deep understanding and knowledge in both subjects, but I understand the most effective and efficient ways to teach based on each student's needs. I can provide standard tutoring sessions or I can customize personalized lesson plans to each student.
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Robert September 2, 2017
· Algebra · In studio
I was needing help with Algebra to pass a placement exam. Rachel had deep understanding and was able to explain the problems in a way that not only made sense, but that applied to every day life. I was able to see the applications of Algebra beyond how to do it thanks to Rachel.
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I am an engineer so I make math EXTREMELY practical for the student. I break the concept down to basics to the students have a "feel" for the math, a true understanding of what they are learning. Instead of memorizing I teach students HOW to understand the math and therefore figure out any math problem.

Again, I teach application simultaneously with concept and I show students how they are already applying the concepts in their daily lives.

About Jasmine
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I am a mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in engineering. I absolutely love teaching math and my goal is to help you realize you ARE good in math no matter what your experience has shown you and no matter what you or others say.

I will show you how you already use your math skills everyday and how you're already using the concepts you are learning, so the math is already in you!

As an engineer, I break the math down so you truly have a "feel" what you're learning. You will not just memorize th math, you will understand it and how to figure it out.

We will prepare you for quizzes, homework and testing. And more then anything we will build your confidence, which is usually where things get difficult.

I'm excited to partner with you and make your math life a success! ALL questions are good questions!
THERE IS NO DUMB QUESTION!

We can tackle the most basic of concepts and the hardest concepts. I am not just a math tutor, I will be your math coach! And you WILL conquer the numbers!

We will do this and Most importantly, YOU CAN DO IT!
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I enjoy teaching math because I actually struggled with math when I was in school. I always needed extra help, and I needed every step broken down and explained in detail. Because of all the extra work I put into my math studies, I grew to really enjoy teaching it! It is usually very easy for me to identify why a student might be struggling, because it is likely that I have overcome the same struggle. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the “ah-ha!” look on a student’s face when everything finally starts to click.

I am new to the TakeLessons website, but the father of one of my students wrote this review on his own website: “Last year our daughter had a math teacher who was gifted at everything but teaching. The predicable result: a bad attitude, low test scores. We asked a friend about a math tutor. After hearing her rave about Elyse Laakso, we made no other calls. Elyse started with our unhappy child last October. By January, Wednesday afternoon sessions no longer ...

About Elyse
I graduated with honors from New York University, earning my BFA in theatre. I use my degree to pursue my career as an actress/singer, and I use my love of academics to tutor! In fact, I think my acting training gives me a bit of an advantage as a tutor. I love getting inside my students’ heads, so to speak. Everyone has different struggles and everyone learns differently, and I think I bring a unique perspective and skill level when it comes to understanding and adapting to the needs of each student.
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